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Table 8 Descriptive statistics of the EBVs for the SCS trait for the Holstein bullsa.

From: Osteopontin: an early innate immune marker of Escherichia coli mastitis harbors genetic polymorphisms with possible links with resistance to mastitis

EBVb units      Bulls selected for SNP mining
  Bulls' cohort Low EBV for SCS High EBV for SCS
  Nb Mean ± SD [min-max] Nb Mean ± SD [min-max] Nb mean ± SD [min-max]
SCS 578 3.01 ± 0.35 [2.34-4.16] 51 2.48 ± 0.07 [2.34-2.72] 50 3.72 ± 0.17 [2.99-4.16]
SCS1 521 3.00 ± 0.31 [2.36-4.36] 49 2.53 ± 0.08 [2.36-2.65] 45 3.63 ± 0.18 [3.37-4.36]
SCS2 521 3.00 ± 0.37 [2.28-4.12] 49 2.47 ± 0.09 [2.29-2.62] 45 3.76 ± 0.15 [3.40-4.12]
SCS3 521 3.03 ± 0.41 [2.08-4.15] 49 2.42 ± 0.13 [2.13-2.70] 45 3.82 ± 0.19 [3.42-4.26]
  Breed average: 3.00 Selected sub-group average: 3.09
  1. a EBV values from the Canadian Dairy Network database, evaluation published on August 2008
  2. b EBVs are calculated for the respective lactation: over all (SCS), first (SCS1), second (SCS2), and third (SCS3) lactations.